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Ridgeland apartment owners fined for violations

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RIDGELAND, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

An attorney representing owners of a troubled Ridgeland apartment complex says the city refuses to approve permits to refurbish buildings because they are intent on making the multi-family facility non-existent.

The Baymeadows apartment complex off Old Canton Road is in a running battle with city officials over hundreds of code violations. In Ridgeland Municipal Court Wednesday, Baymeadows, LLC was found guilty of 7 misdemeanor charges and fined $4,500 dollars plus court costs.

The owners of the Baymeadows Apartments will face more citations during a September court date. Last year, building inspectors found black mold inside apartments, rotting and missing wood on the outside. The pool was stagnant.

Attorney J. Lawson Hester says the city has wrongfully denied Baymeadows the right to make mandated repairs. He told us Thursday, officials refuse to issue permits. Court documents filed by Baymeadows claim Ridgeland officials want the apartments demolished and replaced with single family homes, all without compensation to Baymeadows, LLC.

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